Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Almost £220,000 in fines and costs were imposed by courts in 2016 following Environment Agency investigations into those flouting waste and fishing laws in the North East.

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Chimney collapse at Low Greens in Berwick.

Council staff on standby for windy weather

Northumberland County Council teams are on standby to tackle any issues caused by the windy weather forecast over the coming days.

Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

Frosty mornings and heavy showers are forecast for the North East this weekend.
The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

Last week the North East had an early taste of winter as snow fell on higher ground - and forecasters are warning it could just be the start of a very cold winter.

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Coun Ian Swithenbank.

Council’s warning on cowboy collectors

Don’t trust a ‘white van man’ offering to get rid of your rubbish on the cheap – that’s the message from Northumberland County Council after a string of fly-tipping incidents from unscrupulous waste collectors.

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The Met Office is warning drivers to be careful if they're planning to take routes that go over higher ground in the coming days.

Snow warning: North East could see 'several centimetres'

The heavy rain is set to turn into snow in area of the North East over the coming days, according to the Met Office.
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Heatherfield Care Home in Annitsford.

Home digs for victory

It’s high five in the gardening stakes for a care home.

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The eider or Cuddy's duck.

Help save Northumberland’s sea duck

Bird protection charity, the RSPB, is calling for more help for Northumberland’s iconic eider duck, 1,300 years after St Cuthbert introduced the first laws to safeguard its future.

This weather won't be happening anytime soon

Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say

Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated.

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Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington won the best urban project award. Picture by Andrew Bryson Photography.

Accolades for green projects across county

Groups, organisations and individuals across the county were honoured at the LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony on Monday evening.

A new marine group covering the Northumberland and Berwickshire coast has been formed.

New marine partnership is formed

The newly-formed Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership is a collaboration of more than 20 Scottish and English organisations responsible for managing our local inshore waters.


Major litter pick along key county road

Northumberland County Council has reiterated its commitment to keeping the county green and clean.

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Recycling egg-cess packaging

A supermarket hopes to get a little eggstra out of Easter gifts as it sets up a recycling scheme.

Glenn Brookes from Go Smarter with staff at Wansbeck General Hospital who have been taking part in active travel projects.

Advice for employees

More than 1,000 people in Northumberland have been given advice on sustainable travel in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and help the environment.

Jamie Oliver. Picture by PA.

Surprise sugar tax will have 'profound' worldwide impact on children's health, says Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed a tax on sugary drinks, saying it is a "profound move that will ripple around the world".

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Barn owlet in a bird house''Additional tags:'birds

Guide offers walk on the wild side

Northumberland wildlife enthusiasts will soon find it easier to spot species of fauna, thanks to a new online guide.

A blackbird in a nest box.

Box clever for birds in the garden

Nature-loving residents are urged to think of their feathered friends this Valentine’s Day.

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